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Combat Zone 360

Combat Zone 360

By Combat Zone 360
A podcast where we discuss everything military. This podcast talks about Veterans issues, promotes Veterans businesses, and gives a platform for Veterans to tell their stories. If you are a Veteran who wants to tell your story, please email us at CombatZone360@gmail.com
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A Doctor's Memoir at War (Part 2)
Dr. Donnelly Wilkes earned his medical degree on a full Navy scholarship and served seven years on activity duty. Dr. Wilkes served two combat tours in Iraq in 2004 and 2008 and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for his actions in the battle of Fallujah in April of 2004. In the second part of our interview with Dr. Wilkes, we take a deep dive into the experiences he discusses in his book as well his experiences starting his own practice once he left the Navy. Please purchase Dr. Wilkes' book here: https://www.coderedfallujah.com/ https://www.amazon.com/Code-Red-Fallujah-Doctors-Memoir/dp/1642938025
26:28
November 19, 2021
A Doctor's Memoir at War (Part 1)
Dr. Donnelly Wilkes earned his medical degree on a full Navy scholarship and served seven years on activity duty. Dr. Wilkes served two combat tours in Iraq in 2004 and 2008 and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for his actions in the battle of Fallujah in April of 2004. In the first part of our interview with Dr. Wilkes, we discuss how he joined the Navy and the backstory to his book: "Code Red Fallujah: A Doctor's Memoir at War" Please purchase the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Code-Red-Fallujah-Doctors-Memoir/dp/1642938025
23:20
November 13, 2021
Hell or High Seas - Premiere @ USS Intrepid
On this very special episode of Combat Zone 360, we bring our audience to the premiere of "Hell or High Seas" on the USS Intrepid. Please support this movie by going to www.hellorhighseas.com to find out how you can watch this film.
45:38
October 29, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month
Today we are joined by three veterans of Hispanic heritage: Chris Morales, Frank Zapata, and Eddie Mateo. We sit down to discuss their experiences in the military in general as well as Hispanic soldiers. Thank you to USA Warrior Stories for sponsoring our podcast. Please support them by visiting https://usawarriorstories.org/
01:07:01
October 22, 2021
Stress Is Gone (Part 2)
This week, we are lucky to continue our conversation with the amazing Brett Cotter. Brett is a stress relief expert who specializes in trauma recovery, guided meditation, coaching, and group training. Brett has 20 years hands-on experience helping individuals and families break free from the grips of their pain.
39:26
October 8, 2021
Stress Is Gone (Part 1)
This week, we are lucky to sit down with the amazing Brett Cotter. Brett is a stress relief expert who specializes in trauma recovery, guided meditation, coaching, and group training. Brett has 20 years hands-on experience helping individuals and families break free from the grips of their pain.
30:50
October 1, 2021
Leadership (Part 2)
We are honored to continue our discussion about leadership with Mac today, who is a combat veteran and is also a cohost on the Regular Infantry Guys Podcast. 
01:06:35
September 24, 2021
Leadership (Part 1)
We are honored to have Mac with us today, who is a combat veteran and is also a cohost on the Regular Infantry Guys Podcast.
34:36
September 17, 2021
The Battle Bunker (Part 2)
Austen Alexander is a Navy veteran that is driven by fitness. In the second part of our interview, we discuss how the Battle Bunker got started and where it is going in the future. Please support Austen at the following links: https://shor.by/BattleBunker https://www.youtube.com/c/AustenAlexander/featured https://www.instagram.com/thebattlebunker/?hl=en
35:50
September 10, 2021
The Battle Bunker (Part 1)
Austen Alexander is a Navy veteran that is driven by fitness. In the first part of our interview, we discuss how he joined the Navy and how he began making fitness content on YouTube. Please support Austen at the following links: https://shor.by/BattleBunker https://www.youtube.com/c/AustenAlexander/featured https://www.instagram.com/thebattlebunker/?hl=en
22:04
September 3, 2021
Chick (Part 2)
Armando "Chick" Galella is an Army soldier, Pearl Harbor survivor, and World War II Veteran. In the second part of our interview with Chick, we continue to talk about his experience during Pearl Harbor and World War II, as well as discuss all the amazing things he has done since the war ended.
27:37
August 27, 2021
Chick (Part 1)
Armando "Chick" Galella is an Army soldier, Pearl Harbor survivor, and World War II Veteran. In the first part of our interview with Chick, we talk about his early life before joining the military, as well as his experience at Hickam AFB.
23:38
August 20, 2021
Hell Or High Seas (Part 2)
Cameron Albin is a USMC Veteran as well as the Executive Director of American Odysseus Sailing Foundation. Cameron was medically retired from the Marines after multiple deployments, and has found peace in sailing. Taylor Grieger is a US Navy Veteran as well as the Operations Director of American Odysseus Sailing Foundation. Taylor sailed around Cape Horn, the world's most dangerous ocean waters, and created a documentary called "Hell Or High Water". This week, we continue our discussion and talk about their experiences sailing and their non-profit organization. Website and Social Media: https://www.amodsailing.org/ https://www.instagram.com/amodsailing/ https://youtu.be/Do7VcCUjALk https://www.facebook.com/AMODSailing https://www.tiktok.com/@amodsailing?lang=en Articles and Documentary Trailer: https://vimeo.com/409891058/94fe366673 https://www.coastmonthly.com/2021/05/athena/ https://www.cruisingworld.com/story/destinations/sailing-cape-horn-for-survival/ https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/cruising-life/hell-or-high-seas-a-voyage-around-cape-horn-75705
40:18
August 13, 2021
Hell Or High Seas (Part 1)
Cameron Albin is a USMC Veteran as well as the Executive Director of American Odysseus Sailing Foundation. Cameron was medically retired from the Marines after multiple deployments, and has found peace in sailing. Taylor Grieger is a US Navy Veteran as well as the Operations Director of American Odysseus Sailing Foundation. Taylor sailed around Cape Horn, the world's most dangerous ocean waters, and created a documentary called "Hell Or High Water". This week, we sit down and discuss their military experience. Website and Social Media: https://www.amodsailing.org/ https://www.instagram.com/amodsailing/ https://youtu.be/Do7VcCUjALk https://www.facebook.com/AMODSailing https://www.tiktok.com/@amodsailing?lang=en Articles and Documentary Trailer: https://vimeo.com/409891058/94fe366673 https://www.coastmonthly.com/2021/05/athena/ https://www.cruisingworld.com/story/destinations/sailing-cape-horn-for-survival/ https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/cruising-life/hell-or-high-seas-a-voyage-around-cape-horn-75705
27:60
August 6, 2021
LGBTQ+ In the Military
In this episode, we sit down with retired Army Veteran Latoya Stuckey who offers her first-hand experiences of being an LGBTQ+ person in the Military. Many important topics are discussed that would be of great value to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community who wants to enlist in the Military.
49:03
July 30, 2021
Humble Haitian Warrior (Part 2)
This week is part two of our conversation with Mecca Nelson, who is not only a gold star spouse but also a business owner, author, coach, and mother. Mecca has written a book called "Humble Haitian Warrior: Five Lessons I Learned From My Husband'. To further connect with Mecca, please go to this link: https://linktr.ee/the_yoma_method
37:55
July 23, 2021
Humble Haitian Warrior (Part 1)
This week is part one of our conversation with Mecca Nelson, who is not only a gold star spouse but also a business owner, author, coach, and mother. Mecca talks about her late husband, Army Sergeant Mario Nelson, and how he first joined the Army and how he got deployed to Iraq.  Mecca has written a book called "Humble Haitian Warrior: Five Lessons I Learned From My Husband'. To further connect with Mecca, please go to this link: https://linktr.ee/the_yoma_method
25:60
July 16, 2021
PTSD, It's All Around Us (Part 2)
We are excited to share with you the second part of our interview with a panel of amazing guests who came together to speak about PTSD. David Lee is an Army veteran who has been awarded two meritorious service medals, six Army commendation medals, two Army achievement medals, Good Conduct medal 6th award, global war of terror expeditionary medal, Iraqi campaign medal with two campaign stars. Jesse Blaze Snider is a rock musician, comic book writer, tv and radio host, and voice-over actor. Jesse is a great friend to the veteran community and we are proud to have his music as our podcast theme song. Michael Naranjo is a musician and producer from DMT Artists Group who is currently working on an album about PTSD. He is joined by his associate Vaughn Clark. Please come back next week to hear the rest of our interview with David, Jesse, and Michael. Here are some links from our guests. black light district studios: https://soundcloud.com/jesse-snider-125919778 DMT: YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6o26hNHzM_Yd0pWq5F3Puw IG: https://www.instagram.com/dmtartists/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/DMTofficialSA CVJ DESIGNS: IG: https://www.instagram.com/cvj.designs/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/CVJDesignsCT Michael Naranjo YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJOiDB7-ZFmKNHTVhcNmTg IG: https://www.instagram.com/michael.p.naranjo/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010764276632 Vaughn Clark FB: https://www.facebook.com/vaughn.clark.106/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/vaughnsinister/
01:08:20
July 9, 2021
PTSD, It's All Around Us (Part 1)
We are excited to share with you the first part of our interview with a panel of amazing guests who came together to speak about PTSD.  David Lee is an Army veteran who has been awarded two meritorious service medals, six Army commendation medals, two Army achievement medals, Good Conduct medal 6th award, global war of terror expeditionary medal, Iraqi campaign medal with two campaign stars.  Jesse Blaze Snider is a rock musician, comic book writer, tv and radio host, and voice-over actor. Jesse is a great friend to the veteran community and we are proud to have his music as our podcast theme song. Michael Naranjo is a musician and producer from DMT Artists Group who is currently working on an album about PTSD. Please come back next week to hear the rest of our interview with David, Jesse, and Michael. Here are some links from our guests. black light district studios: https://soundcloud.com/jesse-snider-125919778 DMT: YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6o26hNHzM_Yd0pWq5F3Puw IG: https://www.instagram.com/dmtartists/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/DMTofficialSA CVJ DESIGNS: IG: https://www.instagram.com/cvj.designs/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/CVJDesignsCT Michael Naranjo YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcJOiDB7-ZFmKNHTVhcNmTg IG: https://www.instagram.com/michael.p.naranjo/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010764276632 Vaughn Clark FB: https://www.facebook.com/vaughn.clark.106/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/vaughnsinister/
49:35
July 2, 2021
Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (Part 2)
In this week's episode, we continue our conversation with the Smoking Panda, Joey Mac Dizon. Joey shares with us why he left the military, how he found support in the Veteran community when starting his business, and how he has found success with his businesses. Please support Belleau Wood Cigars and the Mobile Cigar Lounge by visiting the following websites: https://belleauwoodcigars.com/ http://mobilecigarlounge.com/ We would also like to thank USA Warrior Stories for sponsoring a Zoom account for us. Please support USA Warrior Stories by visiting USAWarriorStories.org
33:50
June 25, 2021
Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em (Part 1)
In this week's episode, we sit down with Joey Mac Dizon. Joey served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman and was deployed in Norway, Mongolia, and Iraq in 2008 and 2009. He is the co-founder and CEO of the Mobile Cigar Lounge and Belleau Wood Cigars. In the first part of our talk with Joey Mac, he shares the story of how he joined the Marines as well as what his experiences were while deployed. https://belleauwoodcigars.com/ http://mobilecigarlounge.com/
26:29
June 18, 2021
When Is "Enough" Enough?
On this episode, we interview Vietnam Veteran and Peer Recovery Support Specialist James Boyd. James served our nation during the Vietnam War, and when he returned home he spent years serving time in prison as well as battling drug addiction. James has been free from addiction for over 9,000 days. As a result of his changed behavior, clear vision, and strength of character James has decided to apply himself to helping other families find a clear and personal pathway to recovery. We at Combat Zone 360 want to thank James Boyd for his service, and we think it is important to share his story and experiences with the world so the next generation of soldiers can learn from his story.  We also want to thank Jesse Blaze Snider for the theme song to our podcast. You can listen to the full song here: https://soundcloud.com/jesse-snider-125919778/ko-master
01:08:48
June 11, 2021